Trend Alert – 2017 Summer Sunnies!!!

Sunnies are something which I can never have enough of! I don’t even bother justifying a pair of new sunnies!

If at all you need to justify your purchase of some cool AF sunnies, here are 5 damn good reasons that will convince even you!!

  • Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

    1.) UV Protection. The sun’s UV radiation can cause cataracts; benign growths on the eye’s surface; and photokeratitis, sometimes called snow blindness, which is a temporary but painful sunburn of the eye’s surface. Wide-brimmed hats and caps can block about 50 percent of UV radiation from the eyes but optometrists say that is not enough protection.

    2.) Blue-Light Protection. Long-term exposure to the blue and violet portion of the solar spectrum has been implicated as a risk factor for macular degeneration, especially for individuals that are “sun sensitive.”

    3.) Comfortable vision. The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly by causing people to squint and the eyes to water.

    4.) Dark adaptation. Spending just two or three hours in bright sunlight can hamper the eyes’ ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels. This can make driving at night after spending a day in the sun more hazardous.

    5.) Skin Cancer. Cancer of the eyelids and skin around the eyes is more common than people think. People should wear sunglasses outdoors whether they are working, driving, participating in sports, taking a walk, running errands or doing anything in the sun.

These reasons are sourced from Fox News so they are completely legit!!

Now that we have ample and legit reason to believe that we need some top quality sunglasses, let’s shop around, shall we?

CHLOÈ EYEWEAR 2017

Let’s start with Vintage Inspirations! There’s a whole range of vintage Inspired Sunnies from Chloe.

Vintage inspiration and modern design come together in an alluring, sophisticated collection with luxurious details and a Seventies feel. The iconic models feature unique colors and reflections created by new gloss effects and highly distinctive material combinations, inspired by Chloé’s EFFORTLESS feminine elegance

The palette includes gradient Black, gradient Dove Gray, gradient Brown/Yellow and gradient Taupe. Priced at AED 1,890.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

 

A SOPHISTICATED DESIGN WITH A MODERN FINISH

The new eyewear collection by Salvatore Ferragamo combines tradition with innovation, aesthetics with function, elegance with practicality. The result is eyewear loaded with unique style and personality.

Cat Eye anyone? I’m in love with this perfect Cat Eye shape in Salvatore Ferragamo priced at AED 1,690.

GUESS 2017

The round shape still remains one the coolest around. Reinvented by the global lifestyle brand Guess in latest eyewear collection, the intriguingly feminine, decidedly round silhouettes of this style are full of glamour. They suit anyone with angular features and square faces. Available in classic black and animal prints, with metal details on the bridge and temples embossed with the “GUESS” logo and joined to the front with the iconic triangle motif.

Go retro with these pairs, ideal for a day out on the beach. Price range begins from AED 420

ROBERTO CAVALLI

Embrace the 70’s trend with Roberto Cavalli’s latest range of flamboyant oversized sunglasses – a timeless style that never really left the runway. This season, sunglasses are bolder than ever, with thick frames and exaggerated styles dressed up with glitter and embellishments.

 

 

 

Made for the bold and daring, choose from cat-eye, rectangular or butterfly shapes, and make it as extravagant as you can handle – because it’s all about standing out this season.

Price range begins from AED 1200

These are 5 of my top picks this season, my choice of Summer Sunnies!!

What do you think? Which ones did you like from these?

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Floored At Quattro!!

I may not be a food blogger but I am a true foodie at heart!! I love my food and am pretty much aware of what a dish is supposed to be. So technically speaking, I have an opinion and I feel I can be a damn good food critic!

Since I haven’t been to any molecular gastronomy kinda restaurant before, I was pretty sure that this whole molecular gastronomy is overrated, maybe the food doesn’t taste as good as the original version.

This is before I got invited to review Quattro. I was all super excited and happy and all possible half mad kinda vibes happening around my system!

Promptly at the pre decided time, I landed in the restaurant. Parking is pretty easily available near this place so that was a score.

The decor is what enchanted me. The darker Pastel colors and the huge tree in the middle of the restaurant was a shock! A pleasant one, I must add. The lights around and on the tree were brilliant!! I fell in love with the ambience of this place. Nice and cozy.

            

The menu was quite textured and good looking. So the excitement was building up. We started off with the mocktails;

A Watermelon Ice Tea – A nice smokey affair once the tea was poured (something to do with dry ice / nitrogen in the watermelon rocks, I guess?) Loved the whole experience.

Apple Basil cooler– It came in some sort of a chemistry lab beaker / glass/ container. Very intriguing and yum!!

Ginger Lemon Mojito – This was a real yum drink again with the whole drama of molecular gastronomy. I was quite enjoying this whole experience.

The starters though…. Mind blowing!!

I’m more of a mexican food lover so I ordered the Fresh Guacamole. The whole Guac on the spot scene ensued, but then came the twist with the addition of liquid nitrogen. The cool Guacamole was then scooped in the avocado skins. I missed the garlic bit in the Guacamole, but it was tasty nonetheless.

The starter called taquito is a must try at Quattro!! A refined mini cone of Taco filled with refried beans, placed atop Pico de gallo, in a shot glass and topped with avocado ice cream. One of the best mexican starters I’ve had in a long time!

Next was the Bruschetta, The bread was rustic and crispy topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil foam and balsamic caviar. The caviar pearls bursting in my mouth was an amazing experience.

Next was the Caprice Di Quattro, a beautiful dish served in soup spoons where the mozzarella is deconstructed and reconstructed as spheres. That was another amazing starter. I loved how fresh the pesto tasted in this dish.

The main courses here are your regular food without the drama, which was a tad bit disappointing for me. The pizza was great and the Ravioli was perfect, but, I missed the drama.

 

By now, we were like bursting at the seams. We were so full, but still were craving for dessert. Can’t help, we just love our desserts.

With a huge weight on our hearts we ordered the lightest of desserts. We were literally so full that we just couldn’t order the best dessert on the menu as it was very heavy. But oh boy, were we glad!! We ordered the Choco Chunk Fudge Brownie Cage for the little one and the Tiramisu for us. Both were out of the world, but that Tiramisu though… every element in a foam form and decadent. Can’t rave enough about this place.

One advice, if you’re looking for a fab experience, stick to the drink, starters and desserts and be prepared to be floored!!

I would give this place a 4.5 out of 5.

What do you think about this place? Have you been here? I would love to hear your reviews!

Until Laters…

 

 

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My Microblading Experience With PhiBrows.

I would rather be late and have perfect brows than be on time and have bad brows!!

I’ve once again started working full time and am always short on time!! If you know me, you would know that I hate stepping out of the house without any makeup. my liner has to be on fleek and my brows on point!!

So when I got an opportunity to review micro blading, I just couldn’t resist. Microblading is a new must have for perfect brows. It’s an art where the artist makes fine hair like strokes on your brows, with a blade. Then these strokes are filled with color which is of the highest quality so that it lasts for a very long time. The life span of microblading depends on the pigment that is used to fill in the strokes.

PhiBrows is a world renowned academy which has a pretty good name due to its highest standards in everything they do. Their artist is certified Dubai Municipality.

What exactly do they do at Phi Brows?

Microblading is a manual skill of semi-permanent eyebrow drawing. Shape of the eyebrows is calculated according to the golden intersection (Phi 1,618), face morphology and bones structure. Symmetry is achieved through PhiBrows application and it is measured while clients eyes are closed, because only then mimetic muscles that can affect eyebrows symmetry are relaxed. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hair growth, and with the same color as natural is, to achieve hyper-realistic look.

Treatment is performed with disposable sterile tool and pigments are produced in accordance with the highest standards. After the treatment, color is around 30% darker and eyebrows are around 10% thicker. Correction is done one month after the initial treatment, because between 10-15% of drawn strokes disappear after the first treatment.

Your aftercare in a first 7 days makes 80% of the treatments success. Rinsing and applying cream is of great importance, and in these first 7 days you need to avoid sun, sauna, sweating, public water, and putting any type of makeup on the eyebrow area.
Color duration primarily depends on how oily the skin is. The oiler the skin, the shorter the color lasts. On average, expected time until a new color refreshment is between 8-15 months.

I got mine done from Jelena. She’s brilliant at microblading. I would suggest you ask for her. It’s microblading, so of course it hurts, but Jelena makes it a lot lighter than what it would actually feel like.

All in all, I would highly recommend this place for Microblading.

Have any of you guys done something like this? Any reviews? I would love to know!!

Until Later…

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These Bags Though…

There are times when you visit a store and cant stop drooling over some designs. Actually this happens a lot to me, on a lot of products too…

Thats besides the point though! Today is a special post for two specific bags from one single store that I just couldn’t stop myself from drooling on.

Isn’t this just the best thing you’ve ever seen? this is from the new collection at Charles and Keith!! Loving the color and texture of this bag!!

When I was eying this beauty, I saw the purple bag. super cute and perfect for a night out!!

I think this is super stylish!! I loved both of these bags equally.

What do you think about these? They are from the latest collection at Charles and Keith.

I would love to know your thoughts on the essential bags this season!

Until the next post…

 

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Aldo On My Mind!!!

You’re either born stylish, or you work hard on getting your style noticed. There are brands that are always there to help you achieve that style. Aldo is one of the most popular and super stylish High Street brand that’s always on trend. I don’t remember any time that I’ve visited Aldo and felt “I’ve seen this before”. Apart from being stylish, they’re also super affordable. I love to visit Aldo for style inspiration, always!!

Just FYI, Smaller bags are in again. And how cute is this yellow bag from Aldo?

Floral is trending all over the place. This clutch is top on my must have list from Aldo!!

These are some gorgeous rings that you could pair with this floral clutch.

End it with these flats to complete the look!

What do you think of this combination? I would love to hear your thoughts!!

 

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Good Looking Sneakers…

Sneakers are fast becoming a statement style rather than just something that you wear when exercising! That’s probably the only reason that I would end up buying those sneakers. You guys know how lazy I am!!

New Balance from apparel Group has some awesome looking sneakers that I’ve been eyeing to wear with my jeans to work. Here are a few that I like a lot. one of them is my favourite.

This grey one looks pretty good with a slight hint of shimmer.

This is the one which caught my attention. I would love to see some color on my feet. 🙂

Black is always a safe color. Lets keep this one for exercising! When I get around to it!! lol!

This, I like, but again, a bit safe. I like some influx of color for my shoes. I’ve lived a corporate life for way too long with black shoes, almost always black. Time to get some color in my life!!

All these are available at the New Balance Stores across the country. All the shoes featured here are for AED 249. And from what I hear, these last for ever!!

I liked the second pair. Which one did you like? I would love to hear from you,

 

Until Laters…

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Insanity At Sugar Factory

I’m not a food blogger, so this may come as a surprise! I was asked to review a place called Sugar Factory. The first thought that popped to my head was, this might be a fab place to take my son to. The name was so appealing.

We ended up going to the Dubai Festival City branch of Sugar Factory. I like how there was candy everywhere in the front bit of the store.

Then I went inside to check the actual grown up decor and seating. I quite like how this place has a corner for everyone.

The wall graced with the celebs who have visited the place.

Now I was asked to review the insane milkshakes, but the aroma of sliders wafting in the grownup bit of the restaurant was totally making me hungry.

We ended up sitting surrounded by candy as Farhang was in the best place ever!! (his words, not mine)

We started off with a sampler platter. I changed the seafood to chicken and loved every bit of the food. The platter is priced at AED 95, and is enough to feed 3 people at least. Try the Buffalo Chicken Fingers and the Fried Mac and cheese. Out of this world!!

One heads up though, you cannot eat more than a single course there. you need to do atleast 3 to 4 trips to actually enjoy the menu and the freshness of the ingredients.

So the next was the Insane Milkshakes. One more heads up, no one can finish the whole glass on his own!! It’s insanely huge!!

This actually is Milkshakes taken to a whole new level of craziness. The glass in which the milkshake is served is huge and dipped in a thick layer of chocolate which is then cooled / frozen, after layering the outside with things like marshmallows, popcorn, rainbow sprinkles, M&M’s, bacon, waffles, etc. You name it, they probably got that too!

I couldn’t finish the milkshake, so please take some friends along to Sugar Factory.

on food, I will give them 4 out of 5

On decor 3.5

On the milkshakes, yeah 5!!

Did you find this post helpful? I would love to hear from you!

Until laters…

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